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      06-08-2012, 12:36 PM   #89
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I have a mid April German built 328i Luxury, no sports options, no variable steering, and no wheel vibration.
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      06-08-2012, 03:12 PM   #90
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Frogman, mine was the same. So weird that I have the problem and you do not. I wonder if there is some common thread to it that we have not discovered. Either way I'm hoping BMW finds a way to fix it very soon.
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      06-08-2012, 03:53 PM   #91
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Frogman, mine was the same. So weird that I have the problem and you do not. I wonder if there is some common thread to it that we have not discovered. Either way I'm hoping BMW finds a way to fix it very soon.
What kind of tires do you have?

I have Pirelli Cinturato P7 run-flats on 18" wheels.
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      06-08-2012, 05:53 PM   #92
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Unfortunately, my BASE 328 is only 2 days with me and I've noticed similar symptoms. I'll be monitoring this closely as I can't quite rule out that I'm feeling/seeing road feedback. Damn......
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      06-08-2012, 06:10 PM   #93
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Alright, ladies and gentlemen:

Latest update from BMWNA as of today : NOTHING!

The same answer I get every time: There's a team of engineers working on that problem !!

Let me say this: If you have a team of BMW engineers working on a problem like this for over 2 months and can't figure it out, you need a better team !!
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      06-08-2012, 07:24 PM   #94
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Alright, ladies and gentlemen:

Latest update from BMWNA as of today : NOTHING!

The same answer I get every time: There's a team of engineers working on that problem !!

Let me say this: If you have a team of BMW engineers working on a problem like this for over 2 months and can't figure it out, you need a better team !!
Amen Brother.
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      06-08-2012, 08:28 PM   #95
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Alright, ladies and gentlemen:

Latest update from BMWNA as of today : NOTHING!

The same answer I get every time: There's a team of engineers working on that problem !!

Let me say this: If you have a team of BMW engineers working on a problem like this for over 2 months and can't figure it out, you need a better team !!
Man, I feel for you. Has BMWNA given you any real (informational) updates?

It doesn't sound like it's an intermittent thing. You would think that they should be able to replicate the behavior on a dyno and see what's happening. That has got to be more than half the battle in fixing the issue.
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      06-08-2012, 08:38 PM   #96
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Let me say this: If you have a team of BMW engineers working on a problem like this for over 2 months and can't figure it out, you need a better team !!
BMW have been trying to figure out the steering vibration on the 5 series for two years and they still havent figure it out. They have made some improvments but the problem is still there for some brand new 5 series.
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      06-11-2012, 09:00 AM   #97
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still dealing with this? jesus.
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      06-11-2012, 09:29 AM   #98
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Maybe you've got a Lane Departure Warning that is speed-activated. hahahah. Seriously, what a pain though. I hope this gets fixed for you soon.
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still dealing with this? jesus.
Unfortunately yes !! and I am really losing my patience here...
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      06-11-2012, 08:06 PM   #100
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I bought my car (base model) at the dealer and made sure to test this during the test drive. I've put about 1200 miles on my car so far and don't have any vibration.
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      06-13-2012, 09:30 AM   #101
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Posting here for the record that I am experiencing the issue. Config of car is under my user name. Delivered late May, so whatever build date that happens to be. It happens most noticeably between 65 - 80 kph. If I take my hands off the wheel, you can see it move back and forth. Will take video of it and report to dealer when time permits.

Was hoping for a HQ solution by now too.
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      06-13-2012, 09:51 AM   #102
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I'll prob bring mine in next week just so there is a record of it. It's annoying due to the fact it shouldn't happen in this level of a vehicle, but honestly, when my hands are on the wheels you can't feel it happening. It's only visual or if you have one hand and very light pressure on the wheel. Funny how it's all 40-60mph for everyone one of us.
I've noticed this as well, but for me its from 5-30 mph...once the car starts to move faster, it goes away. It's very slight...seems to be coming from the engine...Figured it was because of the 4 cylinder
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      06-13-2012, 10:07 AM   #103
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I bought my car (base model) at the dealer and made sure to test this during the test drive. I've put about 1200 miles on my car so far and don't have any vibration.
This makes me more confused. My car is also base model (built in middle of April), but vibrating alot...
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      06-13-2012, 02:24 PM   #104
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I got the standard tires that come with the luxury line - sorry not sure which ones those are.

One things I've begun to notice (I've only driven about 200 miles so far) is that the vibration seems more pronounced on certain roads. So, for me, it only happens around 40-55 (rough guess on speed) and is significantly more pronounced on certain roads than others (although the vibration is there at those speed on all roads). It is very strange. It makes it feel like I'm driving on extremely bald tires and/or a car that badly needs a front end alignment.
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      06-14-2012, 06:58 AM   #105
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My service center did a full road force balance of all four wheels.

The technicians balanced the front wheels twice: once with tires off and one more with tires mounted. They say that initial balancing of the front wheels with tires on did not correct the problem.

I suspect there may be a minor manufacturing flaw in the BMW wheels causing this problem.

I do not think it is a steering mechanics problem. My 328i Sport was an early March build (Munich). I do not have variable sport steering.

I have ZERO steering wheel vibration now. The steering feels a bit tighter even in comfort mode. Drives straight like an arrow. You can't even see any minor steering wheel shake at 40 - 60 mph.

Bravo to my local BMW dealership for getting it right.

Now, only a skipping wiper to replace, and my car will be perfect!
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      06-15-2012, 03:03 PM   #106
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No vibration

Picked up my 328i Sportline yesterday with 18" Pirelli Cinturato P7 run-flats. Production month was May. Happy to report no vibration.
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      06-15-2012, 03:16 PM   #107
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My service center did a full road force balance of all four wheels.

The technicians balanced the front wheels twice: once with tires off and one more with tires mounted. They say that initial balancing of the front wheels with tires on did not correct the problem.

I suspect there may be a minor manufacturing flaw in the BMW wheels causing this problem.

I do not think it is a steering mechanics problem. My 328i Sport was an early March build (Munich). I do not have variable sport steering.

I have ZERO steering wheel vibration now. The steering feels a bit tighter even in comfort mode. Drives straight like an arrow. You can't even see any minor steering wheel shake at 40 - 60 mph.

Bravo to my local BMW dealership for getting it right.

Now, only a skipping wiper to replace, and my car will be perfect!
Could you please explain what is a full road force balance? thanks.
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Hmm, maybe I'll request a re-balance. And..... Confirmed that the dealership has a Road Force machine.

EDIT: Enrique, take a look at www.gsp9700.com , that is the machine that does road force balancing. The website allows you to search for shops that have the equipment to do a road force balance.
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      06-15-2012, 03:36 PM   #109
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Could you please explain what is a full road force balance? thanks.
That is a balancing mechine that can detect the stiffness of the sidewall at different point of the tires.
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      06-16-2012, 05:18 AM   #110
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Hmm, maybe I'll request a re-balance. And..... Confirmed that the dealership has a Road Force machine.

EDIT: Enrique, take a look at www.gsp9700.com , that is the machine that does road force balancing. The website allows you to search for shops that have the equipment to do a road force balance.
thank you.
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